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Sidreria el Molinón

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Just off colorful Plaza Tossal, you’ll find a wonderful Asturian sidrería (cider bar & restaurant) called El Molinón. This a great place to get dinner, and definitely earns Hola Valencia’s seal of approval.


The ingredients are imported directly from Asturias, so the cuisine must be pretty authentic (though we can’t vouch for that, having never made the trip to Spain’s beautiful northern region). Everything we’ve ever ordered at El Molinón has been delicious. The staff is friendly and happy to explain any questions you might have about the menu, which features a lot of interesting tapas and dishes you won’t see in other restaurants in Valencia.

El Molinón boasts an excellent selection of wines, and the list is found in an interesting place: written in chalk on the slate walls. A fun, distinguishing touch. Juergen & I haven’t ordered wine there, though, because we’re too enthralled with the deliciously bitter cider, which must be poured from a distance into the glass to best release its flavor.


The restaurant is popular and gets extremely crowded on the weekends, so show up early or be prepared for an hour long wait at the bar. Every time we leave, buzzing from cider, we excitedly make plans for a trip to Oviedo… which sadly never come to fruition.

Sidrería el Molinón
C/ Bollsería 40
96 391 1538
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Famous Drawings at El Centro del Carmen

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Van Gogh: Cabeza de una Campesina

Two centuries of hand-drawn sketches by some of the world’s most famous artists have just gone on display at the Centro del Carmen (location) — the beautiful museum, found in the center of the ancient city.

The works of masters like Picasso, Dalí, Goya, as well as non-Spanish artists like Klimt, Matisse and Julian Freud are highlighted in the exhibition, which has also toured Dallas, Texas and Madrid.

The exhibition lasts until the 29th of March, so there’s plenty of time to get there. El Centro de Carmen is worth a visit all by itself … a former convent from the 13th century, featuring a lovely courtyard, the Museum is a great place to spend a few afternoon hours, even if you’re not interested in art. Plus, entrance is always free!

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